In one of the matches of the 5th round of the Europa League group stage, the players of Monaco and Real Sociedad will come face to face. Which of the opponents will get the victory in this confrontation? LiveResult.Ru evaluates the opponents' chances of success.
For Monaco, this game is extremely important. The thing is that a draw or a win will allow Niko Kovac's team to maintain the lead in the group. Now the "red and white" have 8 points and a 2-point gap from the Spaniards. Having played 4 matches, Monaco scored 2 wins and 2 draws. Also, the hosts have the lowest number of goals in the group (2). In the last round, the red-whites played a goalless draw with PSV, and the round before beat it with a score of 2:1. At the moment, Monaco has a series of three matches without wins – 3 draws and a defeat. In the last round of Ligue 1, the Monegasques drew with Lille 2-2.
Real Sociedad has one foot in the Europa League and the other in the Conference League. The team has 6 points in the asset, which does not protect against the loss of second place even in the case of parity. PSV is located at a distance of one point. The Spaniards will go to Monaco for a victory, although in the last 4 rounds they were able to win only once when they beat Sturm. Despite the large number of victories in the last month, the visiting team has not suffered defeat since August 22.
Statistics and figures:
- Rivals have approximately equal chances to win;
- Monaco have drawn in the last 3 meetings;
- Real Sociedad has not lost for 17 matches;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 1:1.
We are waiting for an inconclusive meeting. The opponents will try to keep the winning score on the scoreboard (if they score the ball), which will affect the number of goals and scoring chances, based on the importance of the match.